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August

August (i/ˈɔːɡʊst/ AW-guust) is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.

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Famous quotes containing the word august:

    I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real “horror vacui.”
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    Until, on Vinegar Hill, the fatal conclave.
    Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
    The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave.
    They buried us without shroud or coffin
    And in August the barley grew up out of the grave.
    Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)